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Why Alternative Financing Options Might Be Best for Your Small Business
Small Business Lending

Why Alternative Financing Options Might Be Best for Your Small Business

The small business financing landscape is continually changing, with more options than ever before.
David Sederholt
Applying for a Short Term Business Loan Online? These 4 Steps Can Protect Your Startup.
Entrepreneur Bank Search

Applying for a Short Term Business Loan Online? These 4 Steps Can Protect Your Startup.

Be informed and know for sure if signing with an unregulated lender is the right option for you.
Ami Kassar
How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze
Entrepreneur Bank Search

How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze

Start thinking more clearly and realistically about growing your small business.
Ami Kassar
Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.
Entrepreneur Bank Search

Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.

Eager entrepreneurs in search of startup capital should be especially wary of unnecessary services during the small-business loan process.
Ami Kassar
Need a Bank Loan for Your Small Business? Timing Can Make or Break Your Chances
Entrepreneur Bank Search

Need a Bank Loan for Your Small Business? Timing Can Make or Break Your Chances

The truth is it's easier to secure a loan or a line of credit when you don't need one.
Ami Kassar
Need a Bank Loan? The 3 Big Obstacles for Small-Business Owners.
Bank Loans

Need a Bank Loan? The 3 Big Obstacles for Small-Business Owners.

Banks are still struggling to return to the small-business market Here's what you need to know.
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions
Startup Financing

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.
Kari Luckett
Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly
Small Business Lending

Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly

Credit unions, long an alternative to banks for individual customers, are keenly interested in small business lending.
Daniel Carlsson
Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise
Franchises

Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise

Owning a franchise can be an appealing option for men and women returning from military service. Here's some advice on what should be considered beforehand.
Joel Libava
U.S. Small-Business Borrowing Hits Highest Level in 6 Years
Finance

U.S. Small-Business Borrowing Hits Highest Level in 6 Years

American small businesses increased their borrowing to their highest levels in six years in July, in a sign that many owners are anticipating an uptick in economic activity.
Ray Hennessey
Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles
Finance

Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles

Findings from Moody's Analytics reveals that small-business credit quality weakened in the third quarter.
Cheryl Winokur Munk
Insider's Guide to How to Fund Your Startup
Starting a Business

Insider's Guide to How to Fund Your Startup

How you fund your startup will play a deciding role in the company you build.
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Bank Loan
Finance

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Bank Loan

Two leading banks, honored for National Small Business Week, offer their best advice to business owners seeking credit.
Catherine Clifford
What the Failed Deficit Deal Could Mean for Small Businesses
Finance

What the Failed Deficit Deal Could Mean for Small Businesses

Failure to meet an agreement over reducing the nation's debts could trigger a spate of spending cuts that could carry implications for small businesses.
Diana Ransom